Ideas for Free Traffic Generation

By: Vlad Ehrsam
If you could actually manage to get people to visit your site, then you might very well have the next Google on your hands. But, without the cash to lay out for the pay-per- click advertising or the software necessary to flood the world with more spam, you are beginning to despair. As your site does not even rank in the first ten PAGES, it is beginning to look like that brilliant dream may die one lonely and miserable death. But, don’t throw in the towel just yet because there remain some free methods to generate traffic flow to your site.

While it may not cost a dime, being ranked in the top ten of search engines will require a lot of hard work and effort. You are going to do some homework if you plan on landing your site on the first page of the search engines. Since the competition is already where you want to be, study their sites in great detail because they have a formula that you already know works. Pay attention to their keyword density strategy, the sites they have linked to, and their meta tag usage. It is going to take time to understand their formula because you are going to need to test one variable at a time and then check the resulting increase or decrease in your rankings. Determining a competitor’s keyword density strategy is probably the thing you should focus upon first. No one except those who own the search engines know the precise formula, so don’t worry about getting it perfect. Find a strategy that significantly boosts your rankings and then start cranking out some content using that formula.

Establishing links with other sites will also significantly improve your rankings. But you don’t want to link with ordinary sites with little traffic. The search engines tend to think that if you and another popular site have exchanged links, then your site must have some pretty relevant content on it. But to get those links, you have to have some great content packed full of useful information to offer the webmasters of those popular sites. Finding that keyword density formula is important to this process because you want your content to be informative and search engine optimized. This creates a better incentive for websites to link with you because you will in turn help keep their rankings high. If you think you have a site filled with great content that could prove useful to visitors of other websites, then start e-mailing webmasters to obtain their consent to link to your site. There are websites that allow you to manually link to their site but they may not really be what you are ultimately looking for in order to make it to the first page of the rankings. But, every link gets you that much closer to your dream!

Another way to increase your traffic flow is to advertise on Yahoo classifieds for free. Yahoo is one of the most visited websites in the world with millions of daily hits. If you can write some great copy, you will have lots of people visiting your site to see your ad. With Yahoo you can post 10 ads free of charge each time. So, go on writing ads and posting them until you manage to drive people to your site. Don't aspire to become Google overnight. But it's the best way to work towards that goal. And, it costs nothing. Online classifieds on Yahoo are absolutely free.

To maximize traffic flow, you are going to have to master the search engines. Almost 90% of the people browsing the web get to websites through search engines so they remain the gatekeepers to your potential success. Be sure to carefully examine your competition to see what they are using to get those high rankings. Concentrate first on the keyword density formula so you can start writing articles and content as soon as possible. Once you have a site filled with great content that may be of value to other webmasters, try exchanging links with other websites. The process is slow and tedious, but if you remained determined it is very possible for you to sit atop the search engine ranking universe, counting your gold!
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